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The Prince of Mist (Niebla, #1)
3.62
Wow, I am NEVER. EVER. going to watch Paranormal Activity.

Several scenes early in this book were SO SCARY that I had to put the book down to read some
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Jun 19, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
 
Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir
3.84
This is one of the most personal stories I've ever read.

Georges pulls no punches - she talks about her physical, mental, emotional, relational, and s
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Feb 18, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
 
Friends With Boys
3.83
Wow, this is hardly at all like I expected.

The title is a bit misleading. With a widely-used phrase like "Friends with Boys," I expected a story focus
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May 23, 2012
Nov 22, 2011
 
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
3.97
Ok, so, I have this thing about adapted graphic novels.

Basically, I'm pretty uncomfortable that they exist.

I get that adapting Shakespeare into GNs
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Dec 16, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
 
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
4.31
Yep, this definitely deserves all the raves you've heard.
The relationships with the parents in this story are so so real.
The twists and turns are no
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Oct 18, 2014
Feb 16, 2013
 
Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel: A Graphic Novel
3.87
Bread and butter, friends. This thing is my bread and butter. I could read this shit all day long.

Thank you - so much, Meghan, for pointing this book
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Mar 26, 2015
Apr 10, 2015
 
My Friend Dahmer
3.83
Wow, what a monster.

And yes, I'm talking about the book.

Derf gives his perspective on the youth of a future serial killer. Dahmer was one of his clas
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Jun 16, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
 
Cat Girl's Day Off
3.79
First off, I should be clear - I am NOT a cat person. Yes, I'm a librarian. Yes, I'm a single woman over 30. Yes, I wear a lot of cardigans.

But I.
Hav
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Dec 31, 2012
Jan 02, 2013
 
Blue is the Warmest Color
3.87
I started this novel with some trepidation. The story has gathered some controversy. The way I understand it, there's an award-winning film based on t ...more
Jan 17, 2014
Sep 21, 2013
 
The Nao of Brown
4.07
K, this is gorgeous, y'all.

I mean, LOOK at that cover. Then, rotate the book - the edges of the pages are colored red. You probably don't even notice
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Jan 2013
Jan 22, 2013
 
Bad Houses
3.59
Behold! The mystical and mysterious world of ESTATE SALES!

Honestly, I'm a sucker for niche culture stories.

Bad Houses is set in Failin(g), OR, and wr
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Mar 15, 2014
Jul 23, 2013
 
The Golden Door
4.05
Damn, I love this hook.

Yay monsters and walled cities and quests through strange lands. But pair those (awesome) standbys with this hook... and I'm s
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Feb 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
This One Summer
3.61
Mariko Tamaki is so good at writing people. The characters in this comic are so real and complex.
I read this a week or two ago and when I flip throug
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Feb 02, 2015
Dec 17, 2013
 
A + E 4ever
3.58
When I think about this book, I don't particularly think about the plot. Yes, it's about two gender-nonconforming teens who become friends and conside ...more
Oct 07, 2012
Oct 03, 2012
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.38
I have gotten much pickie-er about the books I read these days. Even though I read a lot at work, I'm trying to remember the last book that kept me up ...more
Jan 11, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
 
El Deafo
3.98
The world is doing such a good job of pushing this book. Blurbs from Riordan, Palacio, Telgemeier... the list goes on and on. The cover is reminiscent ...more
Mar 02, 2015
Aug 29, 2014
 
Saga, Volume 3
4.58
More, pleeze.

I posted a picture of a page from chapter 14 on the FB. Just a stunning moment, although it means so much more in context.

Although there
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Apr 19, 2014
Dec 16, 2013
 
On a Clear Day
2.48
I REALLY wanted this to be good.

But I started reading-with-reluctance when I got to the following line on page 104:
"It was guy stuff, but it sounded
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Dec 2014
Dec 12, 2014
 
Wizzywig: Portrait of a Serial Hacker
3.62
Presents a composite character who fictionally pulled off the most innovative hacking of his age. Walks us through early phone-system hacking methodol ...more
Sep 2012
Nov 26, 2012
 
The Big Splash
3.98
I wasn't sure about the cover, so I put it on hold. While it was sitting in my drawer, waiting to be read, I had a kid ask for a funny mystery. He nee ...more
not set
Mar 24, 2009
 
Garlic and Sapphires
3.92
You may or may not assume this from looking at me, but I think a lot about what Erving Goffman calls "The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life." I'm ...more
Aug 13, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
 
Photobooth: A Biography
4.07
Totally fascinating history of a technology/niche culture/phenomenon, woven with the personal connections of the author.
Timely, as the author cites th
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Mar 13, 2015
May 21, 2014
 
Habibi
4.02
I understand why this might be called a Masterwork. It really is beautiful and complex, epic and ambitious. Personally, I connected with the adoption ...more
Dec 12, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
 
Saga, Volume 2
4.59
Ok, I'm officially won over.

And heart-broken that I read this NOW, instead of after it's complete. How long, exactly, do we need to wait for the next
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Oct 27, 2013
Oct 24, 2013
 
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend
3.63
It took me a minute to warm up to this book. It seemed a little TOO custom-written for me.
But I read the last half in less than 24 hours.

The story f
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Feb 04, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
 
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
3.85
Sweet realistic story about friends and neighbors who find themselves in different cliques in high school. This becomes a problem when the administrat ...more
Mar 21, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
 
A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat
4.38
What a cool way to talk about history with kids. The same dessert is prepared four times, in four different centuries, in four different places. Rough ...more
May 04, 2015
May 04, 2015
 
Womanthology: Heroic
3.87
Gahblaghbawa!!!!!!!!
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I'm freaking heart-broken about this. I was SO excited to see it when it came. The cover is knockout, and I love love love the i
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Mar 07, 2013
Mar 13, 2012
 
The Gargoyle
3.96
I appreciate the fact that it's secretly historical fiction and see parallels between the layering of different culture stories with Neil Gaiman's Ame ...more
Oct 2008
Oct 21, 2008
 
Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick (Sex Criminals, #1-5)
4.08
Intriguing, escapist and voyeuristic.
Enjoyed the romantic/lifestory elements, but ultimately found it relatively forgettable. Full color, much of the
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Jul 28, 2015
Jul 28, 2015
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